Hamilton County Leadership Academy offers Interactive Program on the Board Building Cycle


The Hamilton County Leadership Academy (HCLA) will be offering a half day seminar on The Board Building Cycle open to the public on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Bryan Orander, President of Charitable Advisors and Board Source Certified Governance Trainer, will facilitate the session.  This interactive program will teach you strategies to increase the engagement of your board – from recruiting members to running great board meetings.

The event will be held at the Delaware Township Community Center, 9094 E. 131st St, Fishers.  It will start at 8:00 a.m. with a light breakfast and networking.  The program will take place between 8:30-11:30 a.m.  The fee for the program is $40 for members of the community and $35 for HCLA Alumni and class members. Three people from the same organization can attend for $75. You may register online at www.hcla.netor by calling Jill Doyle, Executive Director, at 379-1879 or e-mailing her at jdoyle@hcla.net. RSVPs are due March 1st.

“This event is aimed to help our alumni and members of the public become more effective Board members,” said Carrie Cason, President of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy’s Board of Directors.  The session will allow a volunteer and executive director the opportunity to work together to create a plan to build a more effective board.  “Many people commit to serving on a board because they are passionate about the work an organization does.  There is much to learn about how to be an effective board member and how to build an effective board of directors,” added Cason.

At this session attendees will discuss how to identify, cultivate and recruit boad members; what should be done to orient new board members; encouraging board members to become active in the organization’s work and clarifying board member and staff roles and responsibilities.

Bryan Orander, is the President of Charitable Advisors, a consulting practice based in Indianapolis.  He focuses his work on expanding the capacity of the not-for-profit sector.  Bryan works with organizations in the areas of strategic planning, organizational development and executive transition.  He is also the publisher of two weekly Not for Profit Newsletters in Indianapolis and Cincinnati.  Bryan has written several easy to read booklets to be used for training and discussion among board members and for retreats.  Bryan is a 2005 graduate of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy.  He also serves on the Lacy Leadership Association Board of Directors and is the co-founder and on the Steering Committee for LLAs annual “Get on Board” event.

For more information about HCLA, or to attend the event, visit www.hcla.net or call Jill Doyle at 379-1879.

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